Thursday 16 October 2014

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels from Titan Publishing

On 17th October (today) Titan Magazines will launch a children's LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novel series with volume 1: The Challenge Of Samukai and Volume 2: The Mask Of The Sensei available immediately in book shops or online. With around 64 full colour pages of comic strip and character art, and priced at £3.99 each, they are perfect for my 6 year old and his early independent reading.

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels from Titan Publishing

The graphic novels feature Sensei Wu and his Masters of Spinjitsu - Cole, Jay, Zane and Kai, and maybe a few bad guys. 

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels character artwork
....and we've been lucky enough to get a sneak digital preview of the first novel.

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels THe Challenge Of Samukai review

Volume 1- The Challenge Of Samukai tells what happens when Samukai boasts he can beat Sensei Wu and the Masters Of Spinjitsu, and Garmadon takes him up on the bet.

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels Samukai and Garmadon

Graphic Novels are great for children who are just learning to read by themselves, reluctant readers, or just for people who like artwork, and these are beautifully drawn with plenty of action in the images and the familiar characters from the Cartoon Network show. The stories are quite long and the language used isn't easy, but the text is spread out in really short snippets, and the focus is on the artwork, so it's not too intimidating for early readers and even my 4 year old can appreciate the storyline without reading at all.

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novels Samukai inside page volume 1

The boys loved it, although the 6 year old is disappointed at the lack of dragons in this volume. They are familiar TV characters and characters that the boys use when they're playing with LEGO, and I think adding in this extra element is a great move. As a 64 page book £3.99 is great value, and I'd far rather buy them this than spend £3 on a magazine they'll only read once or twice.

Volume 2 - Mask Of The Sensei  will see the poor Masters Of Spinjitsu up against their old Master Sensei Wu. It promises to tell the story of how it all began, a backstory that's been referred to since Ninjago launched, but never fully told, and who doesn't love a good backstory?

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novel Mask Of The Sensei

New volumes will be released each month and they'll be  available at all good bookshops, or online at Titan Comics

LEGO Ninjago Graphic Novel volumes 1-6

 My apologies for the shocking photography but my print screen button is on strike.
We were given a digital copy of Volume 1 in order to review


  1. WOW Lego books, I know my boy would love these, and at a great price to so that he could afford to save up and buy them. Thanks

    1. They are good aren't they? I'm going to use them as special treats on Fridays when we've had a good week :)


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